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immunize

verb counterbalance, countervail, free, grant immunity, guard against, inoculate, make safe, not affected by, offset, preserve, privileged, protect, resist, safeguard, shield, shield from damage, shield from danger, shield from injury, unsusceptible to, vaccinate against
See also: protect
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In the same study, the various reasons for not immunizing the child were lack of awareness of need of immunization.
In practice, immunizing parents can be challenging and even somewhat risky.
Beginning next week, more than 3,000 Rite Aid pharmacies across the country will accept advance reservations for seasonal flu shots to be administered by Rite Aid certified immunizing pharmacists in September or sooner, depending on vaccine availability.
But during the first year of the program, we noticed that nurses were immunizing not only the parents, but also each other," he commented, crediting the intensive educational efforts that had been directed at nurses to equip them to explain the benefits of vaccination to parents.
Unfortunately, he notes, the focus on immunizing those in the high-risk categories resulted in a situation in which many healthy people found that they were not able to obtain influenza shots.
government recently began immunizing soldiers and health-care workers who would be the first to respond to an outbreak.
Immunizing children is one of the most vital decisions parents can make, say many public health officials and pediatricians.
No one wants to risk immunizing countless children with non-viable vaccines.
Almost always, we as pediatricians or family practitioners who take care of kids do a much better job of immunizing patients than our colleagues who take care of adults.
For several bacterial diseases, such as diphtheria and tetanus, physicians can prevent the illness by immunizing people against the microbes' toxins.
Fear of side effects has led some parents to stop immunizing their children for pertussis, not only in the United States but in countries around the world.
Within three to five weeks after immunizing XenoMouse animals, XenoMax technology produces a ranked set of multiple antibodies from which to choose an optimal candidate for development.